14 October 1987 Current Impact Of Fibre Optic Sensors
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Proceedings Volume 0798, Fiber Optic Sensors II; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941080
Event: Fourth International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Sciences and Engineering, 1987, The Hague, Netherlands
Technical and commercial factors important in assessing the impact of fibre optic sensors are considered, and concluded to be of especial importance for the military/aerospace/defence applications areas, Significant growth potential is anticipated, but previous work has not acknowledged the highly fragmented nature of the applications sectors, which are described, The current market for fibre optic sensors is compared with the electro-optics industry in Japan, and applications of electro-optic instrumentation in manufacturing, The work of the UK Optical Sensors Collaborative Association is described as a realistic response for the process/industrial sectors, It is concluded that the technology of fibre optic sensors has not progressed beyond user evaluation of early products, and in spite of the fragmented nature of the industrial and medical areas, growth potential in selected niches shows potential, The technology is particularly strong in the aerospace/defence sector,
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Peter McGeehin, Peter McGeehin, } "Current Impact Of Fibre Optic Sensors", Proc. SPIE 0798, Fiber Optic Sensors II, (14 October 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941080; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941080

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